X12 controller user manual

May 25,2021| LED Video Processor

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X12     Controller

1      Safety Information

To prevent personal injury and to protect the device from damage, read and follow these safety precautions.

l  Do not remove the cover

To avoid personal injury, do not remove the top cover.

l  Only use the power supply and accessories specified by the manufacturer

The operating voltage of this product is 100V-240V AC. Only use the power cord provided with the product or the power cord that meets the appropriate local rating standards.

l  Prevent function interfaces from contact with charged objects

This is an electric product. The circuit elements may be damaged if the function interfaces contact charged objects.

l  Grounding

To avoid electrical shock, ensure that the product is grounded.

l  Electromagnetic Interference

This is a class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures

l  Environmental Condition

Use only at altitudes not more than 5000m above sea level.

l  Avoid Moisture

This product is not waterproof, so avoid contact with liquid or operating the product in a humid environment.

l  Keep the product away from flammable and explosive hazardous substances

 

Unpacking and Inspection

After unpacking, checking the items according to the packing list in the box. Please contact the salesman in time if you find the accessories are incomplete.


2      Overview

The X12 controller is a professional control system and video processing device designed for LED display engineering applications. It has DVI and HDMI connectors, and supports seamless switching between multiple signals, broadcast quality scaling and multi-window display. Meanwhile, the X12 is equipped with abundant practical functions that enable flexible screen control and high-quality image display, which gives it an edge in the LED display engineering application field.

Features

l  Input: 1×DVI, 3×HDMI1.4

l  Input resolution: up to 1920×1200@60Hz, supporting customized setting

l  Output: 12 Ethernet ports, supporting Ethernet port backup or sender backup

l  Video source switching, cropping and scaling

l  Support display of up to 3 windows, of which the location and size can be freely adjusted

l  HDCP1.4 compliant

l  Dual USB2.0 for high speed configuration, used for debugging or cascading with the X12 controller

l  Support RS232 protocol

l  Brightness, color temperature, contrast, hue and saturation adjustment

l  Better gray at low brightness

l  Compatible with all series of receiver cards, multifunction cards and fiber converters of Colorlight

3      Appearance

Front Panel

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Back Panel    

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Input Connector

1

DVI

1×DVI

2

HDMI 1.4

3×HDMI1.4

(Support audio input)

Output Connector

1

Port1-12

RJ45, 12×1000BASE-T port

Control Connector

1

USB IN

USB input, connecting to PC for debugging

2

USB OUT

USB output, for cascading with the X12 controller

3

RS232

RJ11(6P6C)*, used to communicate via 3rd party   interfaces

Audio Connector

1

AUDIO IN

Audio input, for inputting audio signals   from the computer or other devices.

2

AUDIO OUT

Audio output, for outputting audio   signals to the speaker

(Support outputting the audio signals of   HDMI)

Power Supply

1

AC 100~240V

AC power connector

 

*RJ11 and DB9 Conversion

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4      Software Operation Instruction

Please make sure the hardware is properly connected before setting parameters, and that all senders and receiver cards can be detected by the software. You can visit www.colorlightinside.com to download LEDVISION installer.

4.1Detect the Sender and Receiver Cards

Open LEDVISION, click Control, select LED Screen Settings from the drop-down list, and enter the password “168”.

In the pop-up LED Screen Settings window, click Detect Senders in the upper-right corner of the window, and the number, model and version of the sender are displayed in the field next to Detect Senders.

 

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Click Detect Receivers. On the Detect Receivers sub-page, click Detect All Receivers, and the software will automatically acquire information such as the port, index, running time, and supported chips of the receiver card. Please check the corresponding cable if the number of receiver cards are inconsistent with actual status.

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4.2 Receiver Mapping Settings

Click Receiver Mapping to enter the receiver mapping settings page.

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Detailed setting steps are as follows:

4.2.1 Mapping Settings

Select the target Ethernet port on the left side, and set the connection lines of the corresponding cabinets within the port control area in the simulated cabinet area.

In the simulated cabinet area, select the corresponding cabinet of the first receiver card based on the actual connection of the Ethernet port (look from the front), and left-click the cabinet one by one according to actual connection line, until the last one this Ethernet port controls.

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For the cabinets with different specifications (different in dimensions), you can select them and adjust the mapping separately after setting.

4.2.2 Saving Mapping

After successively setting the cabinets each port controls and their mapping, click Send at the bottom of the window to test whether the current mapping is correct. If the image on the LED screen is displayed normally, click Save to Devices to save the mapping to the current sender and receiver cards.

4.2.3 Port Backup Setting

Right-click the sequence number of the backup port, and select the target port that needs a backup. After setting, a backup sign will be displayed besides the sequence number of the backup port.

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4.2.4 Read Mapping

Click Read in the lower-left corner of the page, and the mapping parameters of cabinets saved in the receiver cards can be read back.

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4.3 Video Source Settings

4.3.1 Multi-window Display

The device supports up to 3-window display. In the Output Mode area, you can select an output mode based on your own need, and select a signal for every window in the upper-left corner of the page.

4.3.2 Window Settings

In the lower-right corner of the Video Source Settings sub-page, you can set the position and size of the selected window. You can also scale up or scale down the window by dragging the frame of the selected window.

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4.3.3 Picture Adjustment

Click Picture Adjustment. In the pop-up window, select the Enable check box, and you can adjust the value of hue, saturation, brightness compensation and contrast of the image in the selected window.

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4.3.4 Preset

You can save 16 preset modes, and every preset mode includes the following parameter information of the video source setting: scaling, cropping, multi-window display and picture adjustment. You can also directly load the saved preset mode to display the image according to your need without needing to set up all the parameters again.

After setting the video source parameters, click Save as Preset, select an unnamed preset item and rename it, and then click OK to save the preset to the sender.

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Click Recall from Preset, select a preset item, and the screen will display image on the basis of the preset parameter.

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4.3.5 Cropping

In the upper-right corner of the Video Source Settings sub-page, click  to enter the cropping setting window.

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In the cropping setting window, select the Enable check box, and set the row starting point (X), the column starting point (Y), and the width and height in the Cropping Settings area.

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4.3.6 EDID (Resolution)

In the upper-right corner of the Video Source Settings sub-page, click .

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In the Resolution (EDID) Setting dialog box, the resolution of the current sender is displayed by default.

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Click the dropdown button. From the resolution list, you can select a conventional resolution, or select Custom and set the width, height, frame rate and standard of the customized resolution.

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After setting, click Save.

4.4 Other

On the Other sub-page, you can select or clear the Better Graylevel on Low Brightness and Mapping from Sender check box, modify the device name, select an audio source, adjust the audio volume and switch the test mode based on your specific need.

In the Audio Setting area, you can click the dropdown icon to select an audio signal source. If you select Auto Select, the sender will automatically select an audio source as the output audio signal.

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5      LCD Operation Instruction

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5.1 Operation Instruction

Knob/OK

l  In the main interface, press the knob/OK to enter the operation menu.

l  On the operation menu, rotate the knob to scroll to a menu item, press the knob/OK to select the current item or enter the submenu.

l  Rotate the knob to adjust parameters after selecting the menu item with the parameter and press the knob/OK to save the value.

ESCExit the current menu or operation.

BrightPress the key and rotate the knob to adjust screen brightness, and then press the knob/OK to confirm the current brightness.

LockLock all the keys of the front panel. You can press it again and follow the directions to press OK to exit the Lock mode.

HDMI1/HDMI2/HDMI3/DVI: Video source selection keys, which function as number selection keys in mode selection.

ModeMode selection keys. You can press the number selection key to switch modes.

PartTurn on the cropping function. Press the key and the image will be cropped according to the cropping setting in the software. You can cancel cropping by pressing the key for a second time.

5.2 Main Interface

After starting up the controller, the main interface of the LCD display is as follows:

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First row: Company name

Second row: Self-defined name of the controller

Third row: Signal type and resolution

Fourth row: Brightness, Chassis Temperature

Fifth row: Connection status of signal connectors and Ethernet ports

5.3 Menu Operation

Press the knob/OK to enter the operation menu, which includes 11 operation items: Display Setting, EDID Setting, Cropping Setting, Preset Setting, Output Setting, Output Shift, Lock to Input, Audio Input, Tile Mapping, Language and System Setting.

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5.3.1 Display Setting

Rotate the knob and select Display Setting to enter the Display Setting submenu.

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Broadcast

Press the knob/OK to turn on or off the Broadcast function. If the broadcast function of the cascading devices is turned on, you can synchronously control all cascading devices by setting the functions below the Broadcast menu item on one device.

Brightness

Select Brightness, rotate the knob to change the brightness, and then press the knob/OK again to save the brightness.

CCT

In the CCT menu, you can press the knob/OK to turn the color temperature adjustment function on or off. If Enable is turned on, you can select CCT and rotate the knob to change the value of color temperature, or select Reset to Default to reset the value of color temperature as 6500.

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Black

Press the knob/OK to turn on or off the LED screen.

Freeze

Press the Knob/OK to freeze or unfreeze the LED screen.

Better Gray

Press the Knob/OK to turn on or off the Better Gray function.

Picture Adjust

In the Picture Adjust submenu, you can select Hue, Saturation, Brightness, or Contrast and rotate the knob to modify their values, or select Reset to reset the value of all parameters in this menu. Finally select Save to save all these parameters.

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Test Mode

In the Test Mode menu, you can rotate the knob and select a test mode.

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5.3.2 EDID Setting

Rotate the knob and select EDID Setting to enter the EDID Setting submenu.

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In the EDID setting submenu of HDMI1/2/3 or DVI1, you can rotate the knob and select a conventional resolution to save the selected resolution to the sender, or select Custom and set the width, height and frame rate, and then select Save to save the setting to the sender.

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5.3.3 Cropping Setting

Rotate the knob and select Cropping Setting to enter the Cropping Setting submenu.

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In the cropping setting submenu of HDMI1/2/3 or DVI1, press the knob/OK to turn the cropping function on or off. If Enable is switched on, you can rotate the knob to set the row starting point (X), column starting point (Y), and the width and height of the signal image, and then select Save.

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5.3.4 Preset Setting

Rotate the knob and select Preset Setting to enter the Preset Setting submenu.

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In the submenu, you can turn the Broadcast function on or off; or select Load Preset and choose an item to load preset parameters; or select Save to Preset to save the parameters of the current image.

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5.3.5 Output Setting

Rotate the knob and select Output Setting to enter the Output Setting submenu.

In the submenu, select Quantity and rotate the knob to set the quantity of windows from 1 to 3. If the quantity is 3, you can select Main, PIP1 or PIP2, and set the input signal, the row starting point (X), column starting point (Y), and the width and height of the output window.

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5.3.6 Output Shift

Rotate the knob and select Output Shift to enter the Output Shift submenu.

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Output shift contains two selections: Whole and By Port. On the submenu of Whole, you can rotate the knob to set the row starting point (X) and the column starting point (Y) of the whole image and then save the setting; on the submenu of By Port, you can respectively set the row starting point (X) and the column starting point (Y) of the image of the 12 Ethernet ports, and then save the setting.

    

5.3.7 Lock to Input

When several controllers are cascaded with each other, Lock to Input is necessary to ensure the synchronization of the video displays. Rotate the knob and select Lock to Input to enter the submenu. In the submenu, you can select a sync signal source.

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5.3.8 Audio Input

Rotate the knob and select Audio Setting to enter the Audio Setting submenu.

In the submenu, select Audio Change to enter its submenu, in which you can select an audio source. If you select Auto, the sender will automatically select an audio source as the output audio signal; if you select HDMI1/2/3, the sender will output the audio signal of the selected signal source; if you select Audio Input, the sender will output the audio signal input from the audio input connector.

You can also select Volume and rotate the knob to adjust the volume of the audio signal.

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5.3.9 Tile Mapping

Rotate the knob and select Tile Mapping to enter the Tile Mapping submenu.

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In the submenu, press the knob/OK to set the sender as the connection source. Then select Set by Port to enter the submenu, in which you can choose the Ethernet port from 1 to 12 that needs setting mapping, and set the offset values of X and Y, and the width, height, row number, column number and link type of the corresponding cabinets. Finally select Save to save the mapping.

5.3.10 Language

In the Language menu, you can switch languages.

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5.3.11 System Setting

In the System Setting menu, you can restore factory settings and view the detailed information of the current version.

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